Braised Tofu with Peppers and Portobellos Recipe - Vegetarian Times

Braised Tofu with Peppers and Portobellos


Typically packed in water, extra-firm tofu has a spongy texture and is the best choice for marinades and dishes for which a lot of handling is required.

  • 8Servings


Tomato-Miso Marinade

  • 1 cup boiling vegetarian "chicken" stock
  • 3 Tbs. tomato paste
  • 2 Tbs. mellow white miso
  • 2 Tbs. tamari soy sauce
  • 1 1/2 tsp. vegetarian Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 Tbs. red wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp. dried thyme
  • 2 14-oz. pkg. extra-firm tofu, cubed

Peppers and Portobellos

  • 2 tsp. olive oil
  • 5 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 medium-sized red onion, halved crosswise and cut into 1/8-inch-thick slices
  • 1 red bell pepper, cut into 3-inch-long strips
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, cut into 3-inch-long strips
  • 1 6-oz. pkg. baby portobello mush-rooms
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine or vegetable broth
  • 1 Tbs. tamari soy sauce
  • 1 tsp. dried thyme


To make Tomato-Miso Marinade: Combine boiling stock, tomato paste, miso, tamari soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, garlic, vinegar and thyme in a bowl.

Place tofu on a cutting board, and slice tofu in half horizontally. Make 4 cuts in a cross-hatch pattern to create 18 cubes. Put cubes in a nonreactive container, and add marinade. Cover, and refrigerate overnight.

To make Peppers and Portobellos: Heat oil in a 14-inch stir-fry pan or wok for 1 minute over medium-high heat. Add garlic and onions. Saut8E for 3 minutes, and remove from heat.

Remove tofu from marinade with a slotted spoon, drain slightly and discard marinade. Add to pan, and, turning tofu gently, brown on all sides, for about 5 minutes.

Add peppers and mushrooms, and continue to cook, stirring frequently. Add wine, tamari soy sauce and thyme, reduce heat to medium-low and cook mixture for 3 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Nutrition Information

  • Calories: 130
  • Carbohydrate Content: 10 g
  • Fat Content: 5 g
  • Fiber Content: 3 g
  • Protein Content: 9 g
  • Sodium Content: 191 mg
  • Sugar Content: 5 g